The band iiii (pronounced Four) is a quartet that not only plays together, they compose together. Pianist, composer, teacher and Brubeck Institute Fellow Paul Bloom talks with Bonnie Johnson about the collective inspirations and journeys of iiii music and their debut album "iiii" which features vocalist Laila Smith, bassist Connor Schultze and drummer Jeremy Dutton. iiii plays Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge on September 25, 2014.
Early recordings from collectors like the Lomaxes and the Warners, followed by more modern arrangements of those same songs, as well as various versions of child ballads, old maritime songs, and more!
Massachusetts' own young rising star - saxophonist Grace Kelly - will be the highlighted artist on this edition of Dreamfarm Radio with Julie Lavender.
Artist MATT FREEDMAN returns to Inquiry tonight. Matt is the author/illustrator of “Relatively Indolent But Relentless: his revealing journal of his painful months being treated for cancer. But tonight we talk about Matt’s other artwork. Matt Freedman is a sculptor, performance artist, and writer among other things. His work is complex and fascinating. Tune in tonight and learn about his Srendi Vashtar performance, the wild “More Than Super” a piece that was performed during a broadcast of the 2010 Super Bowl and all about the almost forgotten art movement called “Clumpism”. For a look at some of Matt Freedman’s work, go to his website: http://mattfreedman.org/
Join host Bobby Jackson on Roots of Smooth as he directs our attention toward percussionist Sammy Figueroa. Born in the Bronx, Sammy is known for his session work as a studio musician.
Writer JAMES DEMPSEY, Instructor in the Humanities and Arts Department of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new project: THE WORCESTER JOURNAL an on-line literary journal that will feature some of the best unpublished young writers of the area. Also in the studio are two of the writers to be featured in The Worcester Journal: NICHOLAS PORCELLA and WARREN SINGH. Tune in for a lively discussion about the art of writing and a passion for reading great literature.
Michelangelo was a new kind of artist for the Renaissance. His life redefined how people thought about artists in society. He was difficult to work with, often did not finish commissions and had a hard time delegating work to assistants. He lived through turbulent times, working with six popes and through wars, violence and plague. Yet he sculpted and painted some of the most beautiful and important works of the Renaissance. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MILES J. UNGER writer, author and former Managing Editor of Art New England about his dynamic new biography MICHELANGELO: A LIFE IN SIX MASTERPIECES.
This week on Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired, guitarist & singer/songwriter Gene Casey will be in the spotlight. His eclectic influences range from roots to rock and swing.
RUFUS THOMAS is in the Spotlight on this week's Soul Serenade. Walking the Dog, The Push and Pull, The Funky Chicken... we got it, plus the epic "Funkiest Man Alive". Tom Lucci sits in for Dr. Tom Shaker Monday at 7 pm; Spotlight at 9. Skip the Zumba class.
One of the foremost improvisers in jazz today, saxophonist Joe Lovano propels his double-drummer quintet, Us Five, into a polyrhythmic conversation - and weaves inspired solos in. Us Five features Joe Lovano (saxophone), Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding (bass), James Weldon (piano), Peter Slavov (bass), Otis Brown III (drums), and Francisco Mela (drums), plus special guests Lionel Loueke (guitar) and Judi Silvano (vocals).jazz
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